around the weekend

Hi friends! How was the long weekend? Hope you had a great one. <3 We enjoyed a Memorial Day dinner with friends, I got in a couple of great workouts, and also spent some time hanging out with the fam, reading and catching up on work stuff.

Here’s the cheese plate I made to go over to Betsy’s:

Cheese plate

(enormous medjool dates, cashews, honey roasted chickpeas, almonds, organic cheddar with caramelized onions, pear, herbed goat cheese + crackers and garlic dip on the side)

and we had an awesome dinner of make your own grilled cheese:

Make your own grilled cheese

(I rolled with goat cheese and sundried tomato on gf bread) 

Tomato soup

+ homemade roasted tomato soup. It was perfect, especially since it’s been so cloudy and dreary around here lately. May Gray is in full effect! (Don’t tell the real San Diego people that I really like May Gray.)

We have two lucky giveaway winners to announce! Thank you so much to everyone who entered the Chosen Foods and Tart Cherry giveaways. Stay tuned for more giveaways coming up, and Summer Shape Up, which I have planned for July 11. 

Winner of Chosen Foods giveaway: Andrea

Winner of Tart Cherry giveaway: Annette

Both winners have been emailed. 

Also, I can’t believe I forgot the P smile of the day in Friday’s post. This is a good one. 🙂 We all get very excited about meal time around here.

Lets eat

This past weekend it was just the girls because the Pilot was finishing up his ATP training in LA. He’s been gone for most of the past 3 weeks completing training and traveling for work, and is now an Airline Transport Pilot. This is awesome because it means he has all of his certifications to fly corporate or for the airlines. He’s been a licensed commercial pilot for many years which gives him the ability to rent planes and fly us around, but this is the next level.

To celebrate, the girls and I made him a card and picked up a bottle of whiskey, which is the standard “you passed!” pilot gift. 🙂 

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I must have been quite a sight walking into Bev Mo, holding Liv’s hand, and with P strapped in the Ergo. I thought I might be judged a little (and was like whatevs) but instead, a lot of people smiled or chuckled and seemed to high-five me with their eyes. Like “Who needs a bottle of whiskey? This girl, right here.” haha

Some adventures from the weekend:

Livi is getting used to having at least one birthday party each weekend haha. There was a fun party at Kid Ventures and she chose a shark face painting.

Face painting

At Starbucks with the crew:

Me and p 10

A rice bowl that I was very excited about from the Liberty Station Public Market.

Rice bowl

It looks so pretty, but was on the womp side. I could have gone for way less rice and more toppings/chicken. The ratio of that bowl was like an entire bag of cooked rice with maybe 10% toppings. It was the type of meal you eat for 30 minutes and it doesn’t even look like you made a dent in it. 

Sunday manicure party with Liv while P was napping:


These two. My heart can’t even handle it. 

The girls 10

Hope you have a lovely morning! I’ll see ya later today on the family page with P’s 7-month update. I can’t believe she’s 7 months old already!



New post up on the PBB site: when to start core training after childbirth. 

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  1. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on May 31, 2016 at 7:32 am

    OMG I’m dying picturing you picking up the whiskey with the girls, so funny! Congrats to the Pilot!

    • Fitnessista on May 31, 2016 at 9:58 am

      it was pretty good 🙂 hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  2. Hillary Parker on May 31, 2016 at 8:01 am

    That cheese plate is on point. There’s nothing better than juicy, fat Medjool dates.

    • Fitnessista on May 31, 2016 at 9:58 am

      yes! i went to pick up some goodies for the cheese plate and when i saw them, i knew it had to happen
      hope you had a great weekend, too!

  3. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on May 31, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Ha! They were probably thinking you deserved alcohol carting two little ones around by yourself. You go with your bad self!

    • Fitnessista on May 31, 2016 at 9:58 am

      hahah seriously. i could have had some of that whiskey after the weekend 😉

  4. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on May 31, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Congrats to the Pilot! You made me laugh with this phrase “on the womp side.” HA! I will totally steal that from you. A true Gina-ism. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on May 31, 2016 at 9:58 am

      haha! thanks friend. i saw on your FB that you were at the b-ball game last night. SO GOOD

  5. Taylor on May 31, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Haha, love the whiskey story! Your girls are so darling!!!

    • Fitnessista on May 31, 2016 at 9:57 am

      haha it was pretty funny. hope you had a great weekend, too!

  6. Julia @ Drops of Jules on May 31, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Make your own grilled cheese is such a smart idea! I love the twist on a class MDW barbecue. Congratulations to your husband on the new title and work!

  7. Tracy on May 31, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Way to go Tom!!! Huge congrats to all of you!!

    We actually got 3 P smiles in this post!! Plus one from Liv! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  8. jodie on May 31, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Congrats to thePilot. That cheese plate looks awesome. That roasted tomato soup looks great. recipe?

  9. Katherine @ Katherine Lynn Fitness on May 31, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    OMG I recognize that cheddar with caramelized onions. One of my FAVE TJs finds. Especially with a glass of wine 😉
    Glad you had a lovely weekend!

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